Students gain practical, hands-on experience in diagnosing, trouble-shooting, and servicing procedures in the automotive field with particular emphasis on maintenance and light repair. Students will develop skills through classroom instruction and a series of assigned projects. The course also covers the shop practice of maintenance and light repair in the following areas: drive trains, axles, suspension, steering, brakes, electrical, engine performance and air conditioning. This automotive program has an extraordinary distinction— it is certified by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation, NATEF.
Child Development/Careers with Children class is a 2-period class offered during periods 1-2, 3-4, 6-7. This class is a fun, fast-paced class that works closely together to build trust, confidence and public speaking skills. This course is designed to prepare students to work in fields that will interact with children from birth to age twelve. Students will learn the organization and procedures involved with a preschool and day care centers, and techniques for instructing, guiding, and caring for children in a various programs or age levels. Students will also study the nature and scope of the elementary school system, responsibilities of an instructional aide and classroom teacher. Students will learn classroom management techniques, lesson planning and implementation. Students will be placed in an elementary classroom, preschool, or child development center to observe and work as in intern 4 days per week working closely with a classroom teacher and their students. Students gain skills and confidence throughout the school year.
This class takes field trips to Clovis Community College Center to tour the campus and Child Development Center, CUSD Teacher Center for training on the various machines, among others.
Students taking this class have an opportunity to compete in the Career Skills Challenge held at Fresno City College.